Historical Events of 1987

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Can you name the events of the year 1987?

Updated Jun 25, 2014

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first woman, 'The Queen of Soul'January 3
They win Super Bowl XXI 39-20 over the BroncosJanuary 25
This flamboyant pianist passes away from AIDSFebruary 4
Chrysler acquires this maker of the GremlinMarch 2
U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses the American people on this scandal, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had 'deteriorated' into an arms-for-hostages deal.March 4
U2 releases this 5th studio album which contains the song 'With or Without You'March 9
The 1986 Best Picture Oscar goes to this war filmMarch 30
Portugal and the PRC agree this colony will be handed over in 1999April 13
This cartoon first appears on The Tracy Ullman ShowApril 19
Tom Cruise marries this actressMay 9
West German pilot Mathias Rust illegally lands a plane in this Russian plazaMay 28
This Stephen King novel with Paul Sheldon as a character (James Caan played him in the film) is publishedJune 8
This dancer and film actor of films like 'Three Little Words' and 'Carefree', passes awayJune 22
The 'Butcher of Lyon', he is sentenced to life imprisonmentJuly 4
Rudolf Hess is found dead in his prison cell in this borough of BerlinAugust 17
Set in Hyrule, this video game, is released in North America for the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment SystemAugust 22
This televangelist and host of 'The 700 Club' announces he will run for the 1988 Republican presidential nominationSeptember 17
Susumu Tonegawa wins this award for his discovery of the genetic mechanism that produces antibody diversity.October 13
Name given to this day when stock market levels fall sharply on Wall Street and around the world.October 19
Known as fluoxetine, this anti-depressant makes its US debut December 29

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